Want fuller, darker looking brows without having to fill them in? Well, getting gorgeous, long-lasting tinted eyebrows is easier than you think. In fact, you can tint your own eyebrows at home, so you never have to head to the salon. As a makeup artist, I have first hand knowledge of tinting my own brows and the process couldn't be simpler. All you have to do is head to your local drugstore or beauty supply store, and pick up an eyebrow tinting kit. I prefer kits that offer semi-permanent results as these tend to give off a more natural looking color.
If you're unsure of which shade to choose, I recommend reaching for either light brown or medium brown shades. Both of these options tend to be more forgiving, and often pair well many different hair and skin tones. If you end up choosing the wrong shade, don't panic. The tint only lasts a few weeks, and can be covered up with eyebrow makeup if necessary. However, don't get overwhelmed at the idea of dying your own brows. The process takes only a few minutes and the results are amazing. Here are seven simple steps to dying your own brows at home.
1. Start With Clean Brows
This may sound like a no-brainer, but when it comes to dying your brows you want to make sure that they are makeup-free. Brow products tend to coat the hairs and can keep the dye from adhering properly. Start with clean brows and skin to get the best results.
2. Do The Prep Work
Next, prep your brows by brushing through the hairs with a spoolie. This will remove any lingering dirt or lint that may have gathered in your brows. From here, Byrdie.com recommended applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly around your brows in order to prevent the dye from staining your skin.
3. Mix The Dye
Brow Dye, $12.95, drugstore.com
After your brows are prepped, begin mixing together the color. The Godefroy eyebrow tinting kit comes in two parts – the colored powder and the cream developer. Mix these in equal parts according to the instructions to get the ideal brow tint.
4. Go One At A Time
When it comes to dying your brows, you always want to go one at a time in order to get a similar tint on both brows. Uneven processing times means uneven looking brows. No one wants that. So, simply start off by applying the cream along the brow, and then letting it process for one minute.
5. Remove The Color
Once the minute is up, take a cotton pad and gently remove the color. It won't all come off in one go, so be sure to take your time scrubbing away the color. If you're noticing that the color is being extra stubborn, soak the coat pad with micellar water to remove any excess product.
Now, repeat steps 4 and 5 on your opposite brow.
7. Check The Color
Once both of your brows have been fully tinted and cleaned up, be sure to check the color of your brows. If the color is looking too light, simply reapply any remaining cream to your brows for 20 to 30 seconds and remove. If they are looking too dark, then wash and tone your face to help remove some pigment. Eyebrow tinting usually lasts from three to six weeks, so be sure to keep the extra powder and developer on hand for future touchups.
And there you have it, show-stopping brows at a fraction of salon prices!